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Local News

  • Bank robbery suspect arrested

    After receiving word that a man wanted in connection with Friday’s Springfield State Bank robbery was in their city, Louisville Metro Police took the suspect into custody Tuesday night.

  • EMS to stop making "free house calls"

    Washington County EMS is tired of making free house calls with the cost going to county taxpayers. Director Mark Hale said at a Washington County Fiscal Court meeting on Monday that something needs to be done.

    “Too many people are abusing the system,” said Hale. “We get some calls where people just want us to pick somebody up off the floor.”

    Effective immediately, after two courtesy calls for medical assistance, the patient will be charged $100 for each trip thereafter if no transport is needed.

  • Springfield State Bank branch robbed

    A Bardstown man is wanted in connection with Friday’s armed robbery of the Springfield State Bank branch on Bardstown Road in Springfield.

    According to Springfield Police Chief Fred Armstrong, a black male entered the bank at 1:47 p.m. Friday and handed a note to an employee demanding money. The note instructed the woman to put money in a bag, but said to not put a dye pack in the bag. The woman followed the instructions, and the man left with an undisclosed amount of money.

  • Washington County Band wins state title

    Forget about a charm. For the Washington County High School Marching Band, the third time was a championship.

    The Commander band made its third consecutive trip to the Kentucky Music Educators Association Marching Band Championships Saturday night at Papa John’s Stadium in Louisville. The past two years, they came away with third place in Class 2A. This year, they came home with a state championship. This year’s theme was “De Ja View.”

  • Newspaper company suspends plans to sell

    Because of difficult credit markets, Landmark Media Enterprises, LLC announced Thursday that it is suspending the process of selling its remaining businesses, which include The Springfield Sun and 18 other Kentucky newspapers.

    The process was launched in January and led to the sale in September of The Weather Channel Companies and some smaller sales. Landmark announced earlier this month that its agreement to sell WTVF-TV in Nashville was canceled because the buyer lost its financing.

  • Clements beats Krey, keeps school board seat

    It was an evening with some expected results, but also some surprises as election results poured into the Washington County Clerk’s Office Tuesday evening.

  • Springfield scares up some Halloween fun

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Ghosts, ghouls and goblins of all sizes took to the streets of Springfield last Friday looking for a few victims. Not to worry though, because these creatures of the night were just local kids dressed in their spook-tacular costumes and the victims most likely got away by giving away treats.

  • Commander band to march in state competition Saturday

    The Washington County High School Marching Commander Band will perform in state semi-final competition Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Pleasure Ridge Park High School in Louisville. If they advance to state finals, the band will perform at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium in Louisville. The state finals are set to begin at 6 p.m. and doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are available on site.

  • McCain elected President...according to WCHS students

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    John McCain will be elected the 44th President of the United States and Sarah Palin will be the first female Vice President - that's if the students at Washington County High School have anything to say about it.

  • Local candidates meet for political TV forum

    With the election just days away, some local candidates got together Thursday evening to discuss issues concerning the Washington County Board of Education and Springfield City Council and answer questions about how they would handle challenges facing the offices they seek. The political forum was hosted live on Channel 6 TV in Lebanon, and viewers had the opportunity to submit questions by phone or e-mail.